Easily Configure Cannabis Laboratory Workflows using CloudLIMS,
a Cannabis LIMS Offered as SaaS
Cannabis laboratories test for cannabinoid levels, pesticide levels, terpenes, moisture, heavy metal, fungi and molds. Laboratories adhere to regulatory guidelines that demand strict accounting for every gram of the sample right from reception, consumption for testing to sales and disposal. Therefore, an automated workflow in cannabis laboratories should support sample traceability in compliance with state and local laws. It is very important for labs to maintain the chain-of-custody which records the disposition of a specimen documenting the personnel involved in collection, handling of samples to their analysis. Such a workflow can withstand regular court scrutiny. CloudLIMS helps you automate regulatory compliance requirements in the laboratory with its configurable and expandable data model. With its extensive and configurable features for client and sample management, you can store and report on data generated from your experimental workflows.
A Schematic Representation of a Typical Cannabis Testing Laboratory Workflow
CloudLIMS Benefits for Cannabis Testing Labs
CloudLIMS grows with your business by supporting your data management needs and navigating the changing regulatory environment of medical and recreational cannabis. With a cloud solution, the LIMS can be accessed anytime, anywhere, is quick to deploy and enables small labs to quickly automate.
CloudLIMS customers have realized benefits in the following ways:
Certificate of Analysis
Easily Achieve ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation
You can configure test validation preferences, send multiple tests for validation, thereby ensuring proper validation of each test result.
Supports management of QC samples and their test results. You can validate each test run by comparing the test results of QC samples with the test samples, helping you identify analytical errors.
You can leverage CloudLIMS’ robust trend analysis feature to track and visualize variations in your lab processes effectively. Identify patterns and anomalies swiftly, anticipating issues and potential cost savings through proactive measures. Improve testing reliability, assure product quality, and enhance your lab’s credibility with optimized processes.
Supports management of the calibration records of analytical equipment, sending out maintenance or calibration alert notifications, ensuring timely calibration of all equipment.
Supports management of documents such as Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), validated standard test methods, drawings, manuals, and enables their access to authorized personnel.
Manage training of laboratory personnel and their professional competency, notify staff about upcoming training(s), and generate custom training reports in PDF or MS Excel file format.
Advantages of CloudLIMS Cannabis LIMS
Instrument & Software Integration
Cannabis testing laboratories receive hundreds of samples and generate massive volumes of analytical data on a day-to-day basis. Manual transfer of data from analytical instruments to a LIMS is error-prone and time-consuming. For effective management of growing data volumes and laboratory automation, instrument and software integration is indispensable. Instrument and software integration facilitates data transfer from analytical instruments and software to a LIMS respectively, thereby eliminating chances of transcription errors, data redundancy, and ensuring data integrity. Furthermore, it helps in automating laboratory workflows, thereby saving time and resources, reducing turnaround times, and enhancing efficiency.
How CloudLIMS Supports Instrument and Software Integration?
CloudLIMS supports instrument and software integration in the following ways:
Integrate with State Tracking Compliance Systems
The webinar helps cannabis testing laboratories understand the technical and management requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 compliance and the importance of achieving the accreditation. Furthermore, the webinar delineates the role of a Cannabis LIMS in preparing new startups or established cannabis testing laboratories for ISO/IEC 17025 audits and in ensuring data integrity.
- An overview of the ISO/IEC 17025 standard
- New requirements in the latest version of ISO/IEC 17025:2017
- How cannabis testing laboratories can achieve ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation
- The role of LIMS in preparing cannabis testing laboratories for audits